The Destination Mountain Biking Conference returns on February 22nd – 24th 2023 at Maydena Bike Park.

The forum focuses on developing and managing both commercial bike parks and public trail destinations and includes presentations and workshops from some of the brightest minds in the global mountain bike industry.

Early bird tickets available now, limited quantities available.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT

OVERVIEW

The 2023 Destination Mountain Biking Forum brings together some of the leading minds in mountain bike destination design, construction, and management, from both commercial and public sector backgrounds. The forum includes keynotes, and indoor and outdoor workshops, led by true leaders in their fields. The forum focuses on collaborative learning and networking, with multiple audience-led panel discussions to facilitate collaborative discussion.

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ON AND OFF BIKE ACTIVITIES

NETWORKING & RIDING

Beyond the presentations and workshops, the forum has a strong focus on networking. MBP’s hospitality team will provide an amazing spread of meals, including a forum dinner. Of course, we also encourage participants to get out and enjoy the world of trails on offer at Maydena Bike Park. Formal and informal riding sessions are included in the program, including guided rides.

HIGHLIGHTS

KEYNOTES

Simon French + Rhys Ellis
(Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks)

Cultivating the visitor experience – the ingredients that make for a market-leading MTB destination.

Matt Cooper
(WORCA/Whistler Off Road Cycling Association)

Community managed trails in the world’s MTB mecca, Whistler Canada.

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HIGHLIGHTS

KEYNOTES

Mark Hayes
(Highland MTB Park, Highland Trails)

The Highland MTB Park Story

Simon French (Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks) + David Willcox (Common Ground Trails)

Financial Sustainability in Public Trail Network Management (Panel Discussion)

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HIGHLIGHTS

WORKSHOPS

The fundamentals of MTB destination marketing

Mick Ross (Flow Mountain Bike)

Bike patrol and incident management

Bec Foxen, Rhys Ellis (Maydena Bike Park)

Pump Track design and development

David Willcox (Common Ground Trails)

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THE DETAILS

WHERE

Maydena Bike Park in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley.

WHEN

February 22nd – 24th 2023

COST

Early bird (prior to November 30)- $749 (save $50.00)
Standard admission $799

THE DETAILS

INCLUSIONS

Welcome drinks and après
2-day conference program
2 days of morning tea and lunches
Thursday night dinner including MooBrew beer tasting session
2 days afternoon riding sessions (including uplifts)
Delegate gift bag
50% discount on additional uplifts pre/post event

EXTRA DAYS RIDING

UPLIFTS

Looking to ride before or after the conference?

Get a 50% off additional uplifts pre/post event with the promo code:

Uplift Passes can be booked HERE

SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

Wednesday February 22nd

10:00am - 4:00pm
Informal Ride Session
(please pre-book uplift)
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Welcome Drinks

Thursday February 23rd

8:30am - 8:45am
Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Keynote: Cultivating the visitor experience - the ingredients that make for a market-leading MTB destination
Simon French + Rhys Ellis (Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks)
9:30am - 10:15am
Keynote: Community managed trails in the world's MTB mecca, Whister Canada
Matt Cooper (WORCA/Whistler Off Road Cycling Association)
10:15am - 10:45am
Morning Tea
10:45am - 11:30pm
Keynote: The family MTB Market- who are they and what do they want (Panel Discussion)
Ash Peters (WORD) + Simon French (Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Session A) Pump Track design and development
David Willcox (Common Ground Trails)
Workshop: Session B) Bike patrol and incident management
Bec Foxen, Rhys Ellis (Maydena Bike Park)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Workshop: Session A) The fundamentals of MTB destination marketing
Mick Ross (Flow Mountain Bike)
Workshop: Session B) TBC
TBC
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
Lunch time story - TBC
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Workshop: Session A) Effective trail contractor procurement
Simon French (Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks) + David Willcox (Common Ground Trails)
Workshop: Session B) Hire fleet management
Rhys Ellis (Maydena Bike Park) + Mark Hayes (Highland Bike Park, Highland Trails)
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Workshop: Session A) Signage systems (indoor/outdoor)
Jason Lam (Dirt Art)
Workshop: Session B) TBC
TBC
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Ride Session
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summit Dinner

Friday February 24th

8:30am - 8:45am
Welcome
8:45am - 9:30am
Keynote: The Highland MTB Park Story
Mark Hayes (Highland MTB Park, Highland Trails)
9:30am - 10:15am
Keynote: Financial Sustainability in Public Trail Network Management (Panel Discussion)
Simon French (Maydena Bike Park/Dirt Art/Elevation Parks), David Willcox (Common Ground Trails)
10:15am - 10:45am
Morning Tea
10:45am - 11:15am
Workshop: Session A) Creating a commercial bike park- the first steps
Simon French + Rhys Ellis (Maydena Bike Park), Mark Hayes (Highland MTB Park)
Workshop: Session B) Social media and content- what works and what doesn't
Mick Ross (Flow Mountain Bike), Ryan Finlay (Maydena Bike Park)
11:15am - 11:45am
Workshop: Session A) What makes a great MTB event, and how do they help grow MTB destinations
TBC
Workshop: Session B) Developing trails in areas with high environmental values
11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch
Lunch time story- TBC
12:45pm - 1:30pm
Keynote: TBC
TBC
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Guided panel discussion (5 industry hot topics taken on by 5 of our speakers)

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